Can't connect to BBB Wireless with ssh anymore

The last time I was able to connect to my Beaglebone Black Wireless (using PuTTY), I powered it independently with a 5V battery. Afterward, I turned it off, then used the USB to connect it to my laptop. The beaglebone receives power, but my computer doesn’t acknowledge the connection. When I tried using independent power to ssh wirelessly, that no longer worked either. If anyone has any idea how to help, please let me know ASAP.

If you have another wired network connection when you boot the BBBW then the wlan0 may not come up. Better to boot with just wifi, then plug in cable.

yikes! I have some BBBW’s that I was hoping to use as reverse proxies for network label printers that don’t serve https. This behavior would be unfortunate.